Benefits of Onsite Certification

Take your TEFL course onsite in the country where you would like to teach and you’ll meet TEFL qualifications to teach English anywhere in the world! You'll also get lifetime TEFL job placement assistance, including guidance applying for local jobs after your course and support with future jobs, wherever your TEFL certificate takes you.

Program Overview

Like all the onsite TEFL certification courses we offer, the course in Florence is 4 weeks-long, has a full-time schedule Monday through Friday, and covers the essential topics in teaching English as a foreign language. All onsite courses also include Specialized Certification in Teaching English Grammar and an observed teaching practicum with real students. You'll get the experience you need to prepare for the classroom.

Internationally Recognized Certification

Graduates of onsite teacher training programs are issued an internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate that meets the 100-hour industry standard for certification required by most language centers in Italy and worldwide!

TEFL/TESOL Certification with Teaching Practicum!

Includes a Hands-On Teaching Practicum!

TEFL in Florence, Italy Course Dates

Onsite TEFL Courses in Florence fill up quickly! It is recommended you sign up for your course 30-60 days in advance to secure a space

How to Apply:

You must be 18 years old to take this course, and either a native speaker of English or a non-native English speaker with a C1 English proficiency level or higher (proof of level required prior to course acceptance).

Step 1

To begin the admission process for the TEFL course in Florence, click “Enroll” to choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a non-refundable deposit of USD $495.

Step 2

A Bridge Admissions Advisor will then contact you to confirm your registration. (If you are not a native English speaker, you’ll be asked to verify a minimum C1 proficiency level or take the Bridge Online Language Test, prior to final acceptance.)

Step 3

Once you are notified of your acceptance into the TEFL course in Florence, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course start date.

About Florence, Italy

Florence

Florence is known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance," and with its historic cathedral (Il Duomo) and museums dedicated to the art of the period, the city leaves little for a TEFL trainee to desire. The Uffizi gallery is one of the most prestigious (and crowded!) art museums in the world. A short walk away is the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge spanning the Arno River with an array of tourist trinkets. Florence also offers world-class shopping and is home to many successful designers, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, and Guccio Gucci.

The city also serves as a good starting place to explore the fantastic scenery of the Tuscany region. Tuscany's vineyards, rolling hills, and small countryside towns provide a tranquil change of pace from the city. The region is home to Pisa's famous leaning tower and to Siena, a quaint and charming medieval city. For a day at the beach between TEFL classes, you can head to the coastal town of Viareggio.

About the TEFL Training Center

  • Great facilities: There are several multi-purpose classrooms, offices, a library, and a terrace overlooking the historical city center. There are also a number of computers and a satellite television on-site.
  • Ideal location: Situated in the historic center of Florence in Piazza della Repubblica, just a short walk from Il Duomo.
  • Accommodations available near the center: Shared apartments can be arranged for TEFL students during the 4-week course.

TEFL Jobs in Italy

  • Types of Schools

    Enrollment in English language schools is increasing at a dramatic rate among Italians. Many international schools in Italy also offer their entire curriculum in English, meaning teaching positions are available in all subject areas at these schools, English speakers. Milan is considered a promising destination for English teachers although small towns in Sicily and Sardinia, in the Dolomites and along the Adriatic all have more than their fair share of private language schools and institutes.


  • Requirements

    CELTA and other classroom-based TEFL certification is highly regarded in Italy and throughout Europe, and will qualify you for jobs at language institutes. Some jobs may also require a bachelor's degree, experience, or EU citizenship, but Americans, Canadians, and Australians can all be found working in Italy.


  • Hiring Season

    Jobs at language institutes in Italy are available year-round. Additional work opportunities include English summer camps and freelance tutoring although knowledge of Italian is an asset for the latter choice.

Kevin Mermel
International Program Advisor

Questions about the TEFL Course in Florence?

Would you prefer to get TEFL certified online?

Bridge offers advanced-level, 100% online TEFL/TESOL certification for those who cannot attend a classroom-based program. The 150-hour Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELTOnline™) is a 12-week, interactive program with optional teaching practicum that can even be taken for university credit!

150-hour TEFL/TESOL Certification

150-hour TEFL/TESOL certification with optional teaching practicum exceeds international hiring standards for most jobs

Fully accredited by ACCET

Fully accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

earn graduate-level credit

May be taken for transferrable university credit toward a graduate certificate, master’s program, or a scholarship at our Pathway Partner universities and others

Interactive structure

Interactive structure, with cohort of international trainees

Qualified instructors

Qualified and experienced master’s-level instructors

Fully accredited by ACCET

Includes personalize job placement assistance: access to a Jobs Advisor the BridgeTEFL Job Board.

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Our most advanced online TEFL/TESOL course is a pathway to an M.A. in TESOL or related degree at these Bridge university partners:

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